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Thread: Hi from The Jersey Shore

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    Hi from The Jersey Shore

    Hi my name is Rose and I just got back into quilting very recently. As a matter of fact Hurricane Sandy is what me want to go back to quilting, I figured I could have been hand quilting quilt tops while we had no electric or heat. Since the storm, I have been able to finish one quilt top, a disappearing 9 patch that took me about 10 days to cut, piece on my new sewing machine and place the border around. It was done in all fall colors of oranges, golds, browns and greens with orange being the primary color. Tomorrow I am going to sandwich the quilt and get it into my 18" quilting hoop to hand quilt. This upcoming week I will be cutting a stack and whack out of the following fabric....



    I also picked out my 20 fabrics for a Twisted Bargello class I will be taking in January, I can't wait.

    So I guess a bit more about me...I'm a school bus driver for the town I live in, a wife, a mom to 3 grown children of which my son is in the military AND a grandmom. My youngest daughter and the baby live with us and one of her friends who she went to high school with also lives with us due to a bad family situation. We live in Monmouth County NJ, one of the hardest hit counties from Sandy. Thankfully the only damage we received from the storm were a few downed trees, some flashing off of our house and a very uncomfortable extended period of no electric, no heat, no stove, and worst of all no hot water (I'll tell you freezing cold showers are not fun). It's very sad though to drive just a couple miles away and see the amount of devastation this storm caused and the amount of peoples lives who were destroyed in less than a 24 hour period. BUT, we are Jersey Strong and we will get things back together better then they ever were.

    Look forward to chatting with everyone and joining some swaps.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. I am glad you have your quilting to keep you busy through the tough times. I have watched the coverage of Sandy on the TV and know it will take years for the worst hit areas to recover. I can't wait to see how your stack and whack comes out with your awesome fabric.

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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
    Nancy in western NY

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Hello Rosie, welcome from Oklahoma!!!

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    welcome from se TX -- hugs and prayers to all in your area!!
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    Hi there - you wild thing! I am from NJ originally and my family members still live there. As soon as they let folks back into Lavallette - I'll be down for more cleaning up at my Dad's house. What a mess!
    It's always good to have a project ready for a no power situation. Glad you decided to join us in this crazy passion. I just layered and basted a UFO to take with me when I go. There will be plenty of waiting time and no energy to do anything else!
    Can't wait to see what you have to share here. Welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Hi there - you wild thing! I am from NJ originally and my family members still live there. As soon as they let folks back into Lavallette - I'll be down for more cleaning up at my Dad's house. What a mess!
    It's always good to have a project ready for a no power situation. Glad you decided to join us in this crazy passion. I just layered and basted a UFO to take with me when I go. There will be plenty of waiting time and no energy to do anything else!
    Can't wait to see what you have to share here. Welcome!
    Hi, let me know when you come down, I am maybe 30 minutes from Lavalette and would love to meet a fellow quilter. Also, if you need any help when you re down here to clean up your parents house I would be more than willing to help a hand. That's what we do here, and yes, it's going to take a really long time to recover from this, emotionally, physically, mentally and rebuilding.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    I just wanted to say thank you to everyone for the warm welcome, it really does mean a LOT in these times.

    Rosie the Wyldwytch
    Grab a bull by the horns and enjoy the ride....

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    Hello Rose, welcome from northern California! You will enjoy it here with all the friendly members!
    Janet L52

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